Career Exploration & Employment Assistance Program- Employment Essentials
The Career Exploration & Employment Assistance Program (CEEAP) is designed for Ontario Works recipients with an extended history of unemployment, multiple barriers to employment, and those who are unclear about career pathways or pathways to employment.
- Intake and assessment
- Pre-employment development sessions (80 hours for 4 weeks): employment assessment, career exploration, pathway to employment, essential and life skills development
- Post program and post hiring support for 6 months
Eligibility criteria: OW recipients with extended history of unemployment, those who have multiple barriers to employment or are immigrants to Canada. Able to communicate in English, equivalent of ESL intermediate level of LINC level 4-5, unclear employment goals or unsure of steps to obtain employment.
Funding source: Toronto Employment and Social Services (TESS); No fees are charged to clients for services provided.
What do our participants say about the program?
“Program has proved to be a wealth of information”- David K.
“I appreciate the time you took helping me build a winning resume that landed me a job” - Thomas B.
“Thank you for your assistance in organizing myself toward getting goals set, which helped me get the job in health care I have always wanted” - Ben K.
“I just want to thank you for coaching and employment preparation. I was more confident during interviews and have been hired by CIBC. I would definitely recommend the program to newcomers to Canada and refer a friend of mine in need for job search assistance.” - Emily S.